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What Are The Effects Of Getting AIDS

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Haworth Press

Getting Started: Basic Skills for Effective Social Work with People with HIV and AIDS

In: HIV and Social Work: A Practitioner's Guide David M. Aronstein and Bruce J. Thompson, Editors ©1998 The Haworth Press, Binghamton, N.Y. Printed copies of this article are available from The Haworth Document Delivery Service: 1-800-HAWORTH... Read more »
Project Inform

Is AIDS Getting Its Second Wind?

From the fall of 1996 through the first half of 1998, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported encouraging reductions in the death toll from HIV/AIDS. At least some of the reduction has been attributed to the effectiveness of the new... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS Vaccine May Be Far Off, but Path to It Is Getting Clearer

In his latest Washington Post opinion piece , columnist Michael Gerson highlights scientific efforts to create an AIDS vaccine, noting the work of researchers at the Vaccine Research Center. "In the short and medium terms, neither injected... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Side effects not getting better

I have been on Sustiva, Epivir, and Videx EC for the past month. I didnt get any rash or dreams, but during the day I feel as if I am drunk. I also have crying spells, difficulty concentrating, fatigue and dizziness. I thought after a month this...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
You came to the right place and definitely asked the question at the right time. I am writing this answer from Warsaw, Poland, as the European AIDS Conference winds up. There was a study presented by Drs. Ward and Kantor from Washington DC. They... Read more »

Have you ever thought of getting your patients off meds?

Dear Dr. Bruce:Knowing that so many HIV positive people are now living healthy and happy without taking HIV meds, and knowing the severe side effects associated with most if not all of the meds, have you ever considered taking a different approach...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Dear Jim: Most of my patients who are doing well, are doing well because they are taking their medications. On occasion some do take a "drug holiday". The side effects of the medicines pale to the side effects of full-blown AIDS. I try... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Side Effects..

Hey are there any side effects when you have HIV?Like Hair loss.....Sickness.....Weight Gain....Anything??I think my best friend is affected because he always gets scared whenever we talk about AIDS..He is always like "I need to get myself...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Most people who have HIV have no "side effects" until their disease is quite advanced. Therefore, if you have had a high-risk encounter for HIV, you should be tested and not wait for "side effects" to occur. BB... Read more »

Thrush, an HIV/AIDS side effect

My son has AIDS, he gets thrush among many other things, but this is really a bad side effect. What can we do?Thank you so much for your help. God Bless you for being there to answer questions.megan...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
Dear Megan:Thrush or oropharyngeal candidiasis is a common oral manifestation of HIV infection and for the most part can easily be managed by topical therapy for mild to moderate infections with agents such as Mycelex troches (clotrimazole) and... Read more »
Connect With Others

Getting tested together first. Getting tested now.

Posted by don
Both you and your potential sex partner can get tested together first
before beginning the sexual component of the relationship.
The strategy reduces a great deal of ambiguity.

You, yourself can get tested today, now. Test results reduce ambiguity
and... Read more »

Safe, Natural & Effective HIV/AIDS Treatment

Posted by MICA_INC, 2 Replies
SEEKING CLINICAL TRIALS SPONSORSHIP & VOLUNTEERS

We are trying to get HIV Groups & Organizations, Medical and Pharmaceutical Institutions, and Universities and the Medical & Scientific Communities aware, informed and interested in MM-1,...
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My husband is getting better--I am so glad

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My husband is up and out of bed this past week. He has AIDS-now I am hoping to get him back in HIV status. His viral load is over 100,000 and his cd4 count was under 20. Symptoms of aids wasting, almost 30 pounds in a month, and he was so sick and... Read more »

getting through to others

Posted by SunshineSR, 2 Replies
I have in the past spoken a few times to small groups at colleges, schools, and a youth group about HIV/AIDS and what its like living with it. I am going again in a week or two and I would love to hear from others as to what they think would be... Read more »